PHD Candidate, Social Data Analytics Lab

Hawthorn, Australia
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • PhD Scholarship in Data Analytics
  • 3 years, Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne Social Data Analytics (SoDA) Lab is inviting applications for PhD projects in data analytics and social science. This is an opportunity to develop technical skills and a research career by observing the social impact of the new digital economy (Society 4.0).

About Society 4.0

Society 4.0 describes life during and after automation, artificial intelligence, digital communications and high-powered data analytics. These are technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Our research provides employers, government, trades unions, professional bodies, health, social and community services with data analyses that track how the digital revolution is affecting the world of work and workplaces.

What will happen to traditional industries and jobs, will some sectors be more resilient, where, how and who will be affected socially and economically as work changes? Will particular government policies affect work, allowing employees to re-skill? The Society 4.0 Analyses will be invaluable as society changes to become more digitised and automated.

Skills and experience

Successful PhD applications will demonstrate the following:

  • A Bachelor Degree Honours and/or a research Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to information technology or social science
  • Strong interest in data-driven research
  • Knowledge and experience of working with data analytics tools

Scholarship application process

SoDA Lab researchers will help to shape project proposals and Scholarship applications.

Successful applicants would receive a tuition fee waiver on admission to the PhD program. In addition, a PhD scholarship (3-year duration) is available. The position is funded based on the condition for SUPRA-award 

To start an application click on begin at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description below.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Assoc. Prof. Amir Aryani on

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on  For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Applications close 5pm (AEDT), Sunday 25th November 2018.